Treatment Under Medicare

Fox Valley Institute Now Accepts Medicare


Medicare is our country’s federal health insurance program for people ages 65 or older.

Mental health care, like depression or anxiety, can happen to anyone at any time and can be treated using Medicare Benefits. If you think you may have problems that affect your mental health, you can get help.

Fox Valley Institute can help senior citizens under Medicare if you have:

  • Thoughts of ending your life (like a fixation on death or suicidal thoughts or attempts)
  • Sad, empty, or hopeless feelings
  • Loss of self-worth (like worries about being a burden, feelings of worthlessness, or
  • Social withdrawal and isolation (not wanting to be with friends, engage in
    activities, or leave home)
  • Little interest in things you used to enjoy
  • A lack of energy
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Trouble sleeping (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, oversleeping, or daytime sleepiness)
  • Weight loss or loss of appetite
  • Increased use of alcohol or other drugs
  • Mental conditions

Related conditions which often trigger mental illness in senior citizens:

  • Chronic pain
  • Chronic disease
  • Physical impairments like thyroid or adrenal disease that affect emotion, thought,
    or memory
  • Physical disabilities
  • Loneliness
  • Major life changes
  • Grief
  • Widowhood
  • Heavy alcohol consumption or drug abuse
  • Malnutrition/poor diet
  • Dementia-causing illness
  • Lack of work
  • Isolation
  • Depression
  • Loneliness
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Phobias

Fox Valley Institute values seniors and can provide treatment under Medicare Benefits. Let us help with your treatment plan. Many of our therapists and psychologists are specifically trained in working with senior citizens. We look forward to meeting you and helping with your challenge.

To schedule a Medicare-approved appointment with one of our therapists or psychologists, please call 630.718.0717 x240 or email



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